Jim McKeon Joins Southwest Airlines Cargo Management Group

DALLAS—Aug. 17, 2011— Southwest Airlines is pleased to announce Jim McKeon has joined the Southwest Airlines Cargo Management Group in a new position as Strategic Advisor.

Jim brings with him a tremendous amount of air cargo experience, particularly in the areas of international air cargo sales and marketing, interline strategy development, and product development. All of these strengths will be great assets as Southwest Airlines moves forward with its efforts to integrate AirTran into its network and as Southwest adds the 737-800 series aircraft to its fleet next year.

“We are excited to have Jim join the Cargo Management Group,” said Vice President of Cargo & Charters Matt Buckley. “He brings a wealth of experience and a tremendous reputation in the air cargo business to our Team, and will be an invaluable resource as we continue to expand our horizons going forward.”

Southwest Employees and business partners execute cargo operations in more than 90 destinations across the nation, which includes our interline and road feeder service destinations.

With more than 200 million pounds of available cargo lift domestically per month, Southwest has the capacity to expedite air cargo across the country. Southwest Employees are proud to operate Cargo Facilities in a majority of our destinations, providing Customers with award-winning Customer Service and operational excellence for which the carrier is known.

In its 40th year of service, Southwest Airlines continues to differentiate itself from other low-fare carriers--offering a reliable product with exemplary Customer Service. Southwest Airlines is the nation's largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded and has recently acquired AirTran Airways, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co.

Southwest serves 72 cities in 37 states and is one of the most honored airlines in the world known for its commitment to the triple bottom line of Performance, People, and Planet. To read more about how Southwest is doing its part to be a good citizen, visit southwest.com/cares to read the Southwest Airlines One Report(TM). Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 3,400 flights a day and has more than 35,000 Employees systemwide.
 

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